Pearl Appraisal


A Tahitian pearl emerges from the oyster exactly as nature intended, radiantly beautiful and unique.

Each pearl displays characteristics that are meticulously studied in order to grade them according to 5 principal values, which we call The 5 S’s:
Hinerava and her team expertly appraise each pearl by hand based on a combination of these values.
Tahitian Pearls

The 5 S's of Pearl Valuation


  • 7 mm
  • 10 mm
  • 12 mm
  • 15 mm
  • 20 mm

Tahitian pearls range from 7mm to 20mm. Pearls greater than 12mm are exceptional because they are rare and more difficult to culture. However size alone is not a sufficient guide to evaluating a pearl since it is an intricate combination of factors that determines a pearls’ beauty and quality.